Beer, not cider, is the stealth ingredient in these rings of apple-y goodness. The malty hoppiness deepens the fritter’s flavor, the carbonation ensures an ethereally airy texture. Nifty, eh?
This unorthodox Italian nougat, or torrone, adds cherries and almonds to the classic pistachios. Talk about being decked out in Christmas bling.
Doberge cake is the birthday cake of New Orleans. The most popular is a Doberge with a lemon-iced cake on one side and a chocolate-iced cake on the other.
A classic revisited, this sticky sweet tart gilds sweet potatoes rather than apples in caramel for a surprise take on a standby that’s every bit as sophisticated as the original.
Hazelnut thyme matchsticks are thin, crisp crackers made with ground hazelnuts, cheese, and butter. The matchsticks are perfect with soup or as a snack.
These warm-from-the-oven cashews are bathed in buttery rosemary, cayenne, and brown sugar goodness. An ideal pre-dinner nosh.
This Italian pear, basil, and Pecorino Toscano salad is a perfect fall dish. The sweet pears, pungent basil, and meaty Pecorino Toscano play well together.
Think pumpkin pie, but with its Thanksgiving finery on. A streusel topping gives the bourbon-pumpkin tart a special toasted walnut-cinnamon flavor and crunch.
This roasted butternut squash pie is the ideal dish to whip up when you have hearty eaters, vegetarians, and vegans coming for dinner. They’ll all love it.
Take this quiz. Can you identify the sticky in sticky toffee pudding? And does the traditional Christmas dessert actually contain a pudding-like substance? Click here for answers.
This unerringly precise pumpkin cheesecake from Rose Levy Beranbaum is the perfect alternative to pumpkin pie. (Whoops. Is that heresy?)
Fresh popovers, flavored with ground hazelnuts and zesty herbs, are a Thanksgiving must. Making these popovers is easy because the batter is made ahead then baked off right before dinner.
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